1996 Ford Contour Consumer Review: First, last & only Ford I will
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1996 Ford Contour - Consumer Review

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First, last & only Ford I will ever buy
By CouldaBeenBetter on

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1996 Ford Contour LX 4dr Sedan

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1996 V6 LX. Bought mine with the Ford 100,000 mile warranty and I am sure glad that I did. I estimate that I had about 12 to $15,000 worth of repairs under that warranty. Hood, roof & trunk painted twice. 4 Catalytic Converters. A/C, Power Seats & Right Power Window all failed. Just about every sensor in engine has been replaced at least once. Constant thump from rear suspension that was never fixed. Persistent stalling problem. Finally at 110,000, I dumped $2500 into it to try to fix the stalling problem to no avail. Traded it in for $1500 and bought a Camry.

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Decent driving car. Good engine when it worked. That's about the only good thing I can say about it.

Worst Features

Could've been a great car, but the build quality is poor. It seems that the problems I had are not uncommon to this car. Someone in my town even put decals on theirs that says "#1 Lemon" in large letters. I will definitely never buy another Ford product again.
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